We found 11 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept CIGNA Plans near Oakland, CA.

Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Griffin is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, DIEP flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rex Edward Moulton-Barrett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
2070 Clinton Avenue; 4th Floor East
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett's specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Moulton-Barrett's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Moulton-Barrett graduated from the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Moulton-Barrett (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Howard-Luke Chin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 810
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Chin is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Oakland, CA. Dr. Chin is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Chin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He also offers language support for Cantonese and German-speaking patients. Dr. Chin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael G Cedars, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 Webster Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cedars is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Cedars is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cedars's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahin M Javaheri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2999 Regent Street; Number 626
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Shahin Javaheri is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Javaheri is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Javaheri's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Javaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Donnis Stacy Hobson, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 202
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Donnis Hobson is a plastic surgeon in Oakland, CA and San Mateo, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hobson include breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hobson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hobson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and San Mateo Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Kahn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3120 Webster Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Richard Kahn is a plastic surgeon in Oakland, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Kahn's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahn is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Eileen Theresa Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 201
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Consorti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Consorti's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Shoko Emily Abe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Shoko Abe is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. She has a special interest in surgical procedures. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abe is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Her residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Japanese. Dr. Abe is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Abe is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Elyse Marcovis, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 212
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Karen Goodwin is a specialist in general surgery. In her practice, Dr. Goodwin focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Goodwin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Goodwin trained at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. Dr. Goodwin is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Albert Stanten, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3100 Summit Street; Suite 2600
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Steven Stanten's area of specialization is general surgery. He has a special interest in cancer surgery. Dr. Stanten is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Stanten attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Stanten (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Heller Myotomy, Surgical ... (Read more)

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.

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